Sometimes when I can’t sleep I listen to this from “back to mine” with track 14 on repeat which  I eventually fall asleep to (unfortunately I can’t find a video on YouTube for this). I have also listened to the real late night bulletins on occasion which I find relaxing but in winter wonder what gale force wind 10 possibly 11 veering southwesterly must be like for those in peril on the sea, pretty bloody rough!

There is a whole sub culture built up round the Shipping Forecast with some pretty weird and wonderful things to it and when there was talk of it being axed due to modern technology making it obsolete there was an outcry which ended saving it.

So next time you hear of gales in some far flung sea area … Spare a thought for those souls being hurled around in that angry expanse of water, wind and rain.


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